Serious crime arrests down, minor offense arrests up

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The number of serious crimes reported in South Dakota was down slightly in 2013, but arrests for less-serious offenses rose a bit over the year before. 
     Attorney General Marty Jackley released the Crime in South Dakota report Monday showing a drop of less than 1 percent in the number of serious crimes compared with the year before. 
     It says arrests for more minor offenses were up nearly 5 percent over 2012. 
     Jackley says drug arrests were up nearly 20 percent from 2012 to 2013.
     A copy of the report is available on the AG's website: . 

 AP-WF-06-16-14 1430GMT

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